Scandinavian gnomes or Tomten have always been one of my favorite characters. Their cranky, yet cute demeanor always make me smile. Tomten aren't just for the Christmas season though, they are great for all year long as they have been known to be great helpers around the house, garden and the farm. Just don't forget to pay them with a nice warm bowl of porridge!
"Tomten Gnome" stands approximately 9 inches tall with a 6 inch wide base. Without his base, the figure stand 7.5 inches tall from the tip of his hat to his toe.
The Tomten was created using a wire armture and polymer clay. The hat does not come off of the gnome. His bearding is from natural sheep wool and he has hand-made eyes. His little shirt is made from muslin and his britches are corduroy. He wears a tiny belt with a small metal buckle and he carries a shoulder bag filled with wonderful red berries. (The bag is not pictured because I forgot to put it on him for his photo shoot. LOL ) He stands on a nice chunk of manzanita burl wood that contains tiny little mushrooms made from polymer clay. This cranky little fella really is too cute for words and would be happy in any Tomten collection!
Please handle this item with care.
This item is considered a fine art sculpture. It is not intended as a play toy for tiny hands because it contains choking hazards and can break if not handled appropriately.
Please note that this item is intended for indoor display purposes only. It is not intended to be placed on display outside of the home. The artist is not responsible for damage due to exposure to outdoor elements.